Funding for this research was provided by:
the 2019 Major Projects from the Education Department of Guangdong Province (No. 2019KZDXM009)
Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Plan Project (No. 2019A030317013)
Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Foundation – Project (No. 2019A1515010703)
Key Program of Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, China (No. 2017B030311015)
Guangzhou Municipal People’s Livelihood Science and Technology Project (No. 201803010085)
Tianjin Science and Technology Project (No. 16ZXMJSY00010)
Undergraduate Innovation Fund of South China University of Technology
High-level Hospital Construction Project (No. DFJH201907)
Received: 27 March 2020
Accepted: 18 June 2020
First Online: 8 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital. All subjects or authorized representatives signed informed consent forms prior to the study procedures. The study was conducted in compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki and the International Conference on Harmonization Good Clinical Practice Guideline (World Medical Association, 1997). Written informed consent for analysis of blood sample data was obtained either from patients themselves or from their next of kin for all patients.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.